Autumn Masquerade by Josi S. Kilpack, Donna Hatch, & Nancy Campbell Allen (Blog Tour Review)

Welcome to my tour stop for Autumn Masquerade from a Timeless Regency Collection line of novella compilations! This is the first in a series branch-off of A Timeless Romance Anthology. I'm excited for the new line all set in Regency England! This was a good start. Check out my full review below ...

Autumn MasqueradeAutumn Masquerade
(Timeless Regency Collection)
by Josi S. Kilpack, Donna Hatch, & Nancy Campbell Allen
Adult Historical Romance
ebook, 300 Pages
October 1st 2015 by Mirror Press
Summary

**Amazon Top 100 in Regency Romance**
**Amazon Top 50 in Victorian Romance**

From the publisher of the #1 Amazon bestselling A Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean Romance.

Join three bestselling Regency romance authors, Josi S. Kilpack, Donna Hatch, and Nancy Allen, for three new Regency romance novellas in AUTUMN MASQUERADE.

A MERRY DANCE by Josi S. Kilpack. When Lila overhears her uncle talking about a man coming to look for property in the county, she doesn’t think twice, until her uncle says he hopes Lila will find enough interest to marry the man. How can she marry someone named Mortimer Luthford, not to mention that his advanced age of thirty-three, and especially since she’s already in love with her absent cousin Neville? But when Mortimer arrives, Lila has to try every trick known to women to act not interested in the rather fascinating man, which proves a very difficult façade to maintain.

UNMASKING THE DUKE by Donna Hatch. The last thing Hannah Palmer wants to do is flirt with men in a crowded ballroom, but when her sister throws a Masquerade Ball, Hannah can’t say no to the invitation and takes comfort behind a mask. She dances with a charming masked man, matching him wit for wit. When the glorious evening culminates in a kiss, and the two remove their masks, Hannah is horrified to discover the man she’s been flirting with all night is her most despised neighbor, the Duke of Suttenberg. No matter how charming the duke was at the ball, and how wonderful the kiss, he is the last man she’d ever accept.

WHAT’S IN A NAME by Nancy Campbell Allen. Penelope Timely has a terrible secret. She’s been writing letters to the Duke of Wilmington, pretending to be her ever-proper twin sister, Persephone. Now, the duke has written that he’ll be coming for the Autumn Masquerade Ball and Festival. Penelope will have to continue the charade while the duke is in town in order to protect her sister. The Duke of Wilmington isn’t fooled for a moment, but instead of confessing that he knows about the deception, he finds himself utterly charmed by Penelope and jumps into the game of deception to see how far the twin sisters will take it.

 

My Review

Autumn Masquerade was a great start to this new line of novella collections! It was fun, romantic, humorous, swoon-worthy, and sweet.

A MERRY DANCE by Josi S. Kilpack. This story was so fun! The heroine was so against the man set up for her that it took her a while to be open to see where it could go. With the help of a popular women's magazine and her best friend the heroine tried to dissuade the hero. The antics that ensued provided some great laughs. The characters felt genuine. The story also didn't always stay light, especially in the end when there was some heartbreak. Probably my favorite of the collection.


UNMASKING THE DUKE by Donna Hatch. There was some serious tension between the heroine and her possible love interest from the beginning. That tension turned into some great banter and some swoon-worthy moments. The characters were unique and the story engaging. An enjoyable story from beginning to end.


WHAT’S IN A NAME by Nancy Campbell Allen. This story begins with an interesting situation when one twin writes as the other as a pen-pal to a duke. Eventually the duke becomes intrigued enough to come and meet the sister he believes has been writing him, requiring the sisters to keep the ruse going, much to the amusement of the duke. I really liked the wit and sarcastic humor in this one. I also appreciate that there was a friendship in place before it grew into romance. There was more innuendo and detailed kissing in this one. Overall, a humorous and swoon-worthy story.


Content: Some innuendo and some intense kissing, but still clean.

Source: I received a complimentary review copy through the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Authors

Josi

Josi S. Kilpack hated to read until her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond when she was 13. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and credits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began writing her first novel in 1998 and never stopped. Sheep’s Clothing won the Whitney award for Mystery/Suspense in 207 and Wedding Cake, book twelve in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series won in 2014. Josi was also the Best of State winner in Fiction for 2012. Josi currently lives in Willard, Utah, with her husband, children and super-cute – but not very friendly – cat.

Donna 2013 (1)

Donna Hatch is the award-winning author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series.” She discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. A sought-after workshop presenter, she juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, her six children (seven, counting her husband), and still makes time to write. Yes, writing IS an obsession. A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.


Nancy Campbell Allen

Nancy Campbell Allen (N.C. Allen) has a degree in elementary education and has been writing for fun since the third grade. Her first book was published in 1999, and she now has eleven books to her credit—four contemporary romance and seven historicals, including the award-winning Civil War series Faith of Our Fathers—and plans to write until the day she dies. She loves to read, travel, and spend time with family and friends. She has completed two half marathons and is trying to talk herself into doing another one. Nancy lives in Ogden, Utah, with her husband and three children, although one recently married, moved out, and brought a son-in-law to the mix. She still maintains that this does not make her old.


Other Timeless Regency Colloections

A Midwinter Ball Spring in Hyde Park
And 
Summer House Party (coming June 2016)
A Country Christmas (coming October 2016)


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